The new Mercedes EQS

The new Mercedes EQS

The new Mercedes S Class revealed.

On 15th April Mercedes-Benz revealed the new EQS which is the electric version of the top of the range S Class. That said this is not an S Class but a completely new car produced from the ground up with all new technology and innovation.

This car comes with some impressive figures for an all electric car to rival Tesla and is a game changer for the market. The platform the car is based on will form the basis of more models to follow including SUV's and estate cars. The car is rear wheel drive with a 4 wheel drive version to follow.

Let’s start with the numbers. This car is most aerodynamic production car in the world with a coefficient of drag value of 0.20. A range of 770 kilometres (481 miles), Power output 385 kW with a 560 kW version to follow. The EQS can be charged with up to 200 kW at fast charging stations. This means you can get enough power to go 300 kilometres (187 miles) in 15 minutes. 0-60 times of 6.2 seconds for the EQS 450+ and 4.3 seconds for the EQS 580 4Matic. Top speed limited to 210 km/h (132 mph). The car even has a decent boot with 610-1770 litres (more than the current S Class saloon).

As you would expect from the launch of a new S Class the technology is impressive to say the least. Innovations such as Digital Light headlamp technology with extremely powerful LED lights offering more than 2.6 million pixels per vehicle. Drive Pilot for highly automated driving and parking. Energizing Nature a sound and immersive experience to relax the driver. However it is the brand new MBUX Hyperscreen that impresses most from the drivers and passengers prospective. The Hyperscreen which encompasses 3 screens with it (driver and passenger 12.3 inch and central 17.7 inch) stretches almost from A pillar to A pillar and merge into one huge display over 141 centimetres wide.

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The EQS has various intelligent charging programs that can be activated automatically and with Mercedes me Charge they are making it very easy to just turn up to a charge station plug in and charge without any hassle.

Mercedes Plan to have 200,000 charging stations in Europe which will be powered by renewable energy and free to use for the first year.

For more information on the EQS including in depth details please visit the Mercedes-Benz website via the link below.

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